(P.S. You can see my air orchid hanging in the window-- I have two of them, and they're the only house plants I can keep alive!!)
So originally the plan was to take some of the floor length curtains I had and make it into Austrian Blinds...without buying any supplies. Needless to say, I had to find a new plan after failing miserably.
So when my Oma came to visit, she helped me make these instead:
This was really simple: we just took two store bought, floor length curtains that matched and cut them to the length of the window, plus a couple inches. We hemmed them, and hung them. Now I have an open window when I want the light, and a closed window when I'm blinded while doing dishes. Perfect!